Mothais Sur Feuille
An eye-catching oval shaped goats cheese which is rich in flavour and wrapped in a dried Chestnut leaf.
- RegionPoitou Charentes
- FlavourStrong and salty
- Type of MilkGoat
- Vegetarian RennetNo
- Weight230 g
Store & Serve
Individual cheeses will carry their own Best Before/Use By Date, we endeavour to give a minimum of 7 days from the date the order is despatched
- StorageKeep refrigerated.
- Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
- Recommended DrinkSancerre
- IngredientsGoats' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
- Typical Valuesper 100g
- Energy kJ1136
- Energy kcal274
- Of which saturates16.00
- Of which sugars0.78
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This cheese is a stylish and eye-catching addition to any cheese board - circular in shape and wrapped in a dried Chestnut leaf. It has a full, complex and rich flavour, with a creamy yet firm texture.
The function of the Chestnut leaf is two-fold. Firstly aesthetic, and secondly it takes moisture from the cheese, but retains it and gives it back to the cheese as and when the cheese needs it. This is evident on the mature cheese as when it is broken in half; it is creamy to the crust on the side where the leaf has been. It is therefore imperative to never peel the leaf from the cheese until eaten.
The Mothais Sur Feuille is similar in style to the better-known and protected Chabichou du Poitou. Unlike the little tower-shaped Chabichou, this cheese is oval and is wrapped in a dried Chestnut leaf. Monsieur Georgelet, amongst others, is striving to keep the cheese unrivalled and unique through obtaining a Protected Designation of Origin. The PDO will stipulate, among other things, that the addition of the leaf occurs between 3-5 days after the cheese is made, something fundamental to the quality of the cheese according to those who make it.
Paul Georgelet learnt his cheese making skills from watching the older women in his village make cheese when he was younger, and is proud of the fact he has learnt nothing from theory, all in practice. 90% of the milk he uses to make his cheeses comes from his own goats.